The £40 home recording studio

While only one of us here at Stuff can claim any kind of true skillz on the electric guitar – that would be Ruth – the rest of us make do

While only one of us here at Stuff can claim any kind of true skillz on the electric guitar – that would be Ruth – the rest of us make do with anything from air guitar to Livin’ On A Prayer very, very slowly.We don’t have the inclination to lay down our licks in a recording studio, or buy high-end recording equipment to do the same trick at home. So Firebox’s USB Guitar Link is a gift from the Rock heavens indeed.For the price of Guitar Hero III minus the guitars, the USB Guitar Link will pipe all your musical musings through your PC via your headphones so you can record, loop, sample, contort, destroy or improve to your heart’s content.The little white box has two 1⁄4in jacks: one for your instrument and one for your headphones. There’s a level switch and clipping indicator, headphone volume control and, of course, the title-inspiring USB port.Imagine Bill and Ted had this back in 1988. We might actually now be listening to the peace-giving sounds of Wyld Stalyns. Rock! It’s not the devil’s work. It’s magical and rad.EssentialsUSB Guitar LinkPrice: £40On sale: Out NowContact: FireboxRelated stories:News: Guitar Hero gets real controllersNews: Air guitar gentle weepsNews: Self-tuning guitar